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Obama spokeswoman: Romney joke latest in 'pattern' of 'gutterball politics'
The Hill ^ | 08/24/12 02:16 PM ET | Justin Sink

Posted on 08/24/2012 12:14:37 PM PDT by BradtotheBone

The Obama campaign looked to capitalize on Mitt Romney's joke about the president's birth certificate Friday afternoon, with campaign traveling press secretary Jen Psaki denouncing a "pattern" of comments from the Republican challenger.

"This is the kind of gutterball politics that will and should turn the American people off," Psaki told MSNBC. "This is a pattern. Mitt Romney has questioned repeatedly over the last several months whether the president understands America, whether he understands freedom — he's wrapped his arms around Donald Trump, one of the originators of the birther movement, so we've seen a pattern here."

Earlier Friday, Romney joked about the controversy surrounding the president's birth certificate during a campaign stop in Michigan.

"Now I love being home in this place where Ann and I were raised, where both of us were born. Ann was born in Henry Ford Hospital. I was born in Harper Hospital," Romney said.

"No one's ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know that this is the place that we were born and raised."

Romney aides quickly looked to downplay the remark, insisting their candidate did not mean to question the president's birthplace.

"The governor has always said, and has repeatedly said, he believes the president was born here in the United States. He was only referencing that Michigan, where he is campaigning today, is the state where he himself was born and raised," a Romney spokesman said.

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Oh waaah! Donk's love to dish it out, but sure can't take it!
1 posted on 08/24/2012 12:14:43 PM PDT by BradtotheBone
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To: BradtotheBone

Awfully touchy...aren’t they?


2 posted on 08/24/2012 12:15:48 PM PDT by pgkdan (A vote for anyone but Romney is a vote for obama...got that? u)
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To: BradtotheBone

It was a good line.


3 posted on 08/24/2012 12:17:18 PM PDT by funfan
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To: BradtotheBone

It was a good line.


4 posted on 08/24/2012 12:17:26 PM PDT by funfan
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To: BradtotheBone

It’s funny cause it might be true.


5 posted on 08/24/2012 12:17:26 PM PDT by cruise_missile
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To: BradtotheBone

Sheez. Talk about thin-skinned crybabies.


6 posted on 08/24/2012 12:18:50 PM PDT by Elpasser
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To: BradtotheBone

“Gutterball?” Heck, that’s just a bad through down the alley.

Man, the prexy’s camp is pretty nervous. Hah!


7 posted on 08/24/2012 12:20:33 PM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: BradtotheBone

In other words, “Why can’t Romney act like McCain?”


8 posted on 08/24/2012 12:20:45 PM PDT by 109ACS (If this be Treason, then make the most of it. Patrick Henry, May 1765)
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To: Elpasser

Hasn’t Obama himself made jokes about the birther issue?


9 posted on 08/24/2012 12:20:48 PM PDT by goodolemr
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To: BradtotheBone

Felon.
Murderer.
Joke about a birth certificate.

Let’s rank these in order from sleaziest to least sleaziest.


10 posted on 08/24/2012 12:21:12 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: BradtotheBone

Romney should say, “I hear that Bill Clinton is going to speak in Charlotte about some war on women...after Paula Jones, Juanita Broadrrick, Kathleen Wiley and Monica Lewinsky, I suppose he IS their expert.”


11 posted on 08/24/2012 12:21:18 PM PDT by Happy Rain ("Who needs Michelle? The MSM keep Obama satisfied.")
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To: BradtotheBone

It wouldn’t be a ‘gutterball’ if Obama didn’t have so much secrecy about his past.


12 posted on 08/24/2012 12:22:01 PM PDT by MeganC (The Cinemark theatre in Aurora, CO is a 'Gun Free Zone'. Spread the word.)
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To: BradtotheBone
This is the kind of gutterball politics

This coming from the champions of gutterball politics.

13 posted on 08/24/2012 12:22:33 PM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: BradtotheBone
So, Hey, Bam-Bam! Why don't you show us the real Birth Certificate? And the college transcripts? And the passport? And the Social Security card?

Seriously ... you have nothing to hide, right?

14 posted on 08/24/2012 12:22:52 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: BradtotheBone

Far more enjoyable than Romney’s quip was the certain knowledge that the Chicago Mob and their Media Molls would get their respective knickers and panties in a knot over it.


15 posted on 08/24/2012 12:22:58 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: BradtotheBone
Romney drew some blood!

The Obamanists may be starting to panic over what the promised Donald Trump surprise is going to be at Tampa.

This could be a very interesting three or four days!

William Flax

16 posted on 08/24/2012 12:23:32 PM PDT by Ohioan
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To: BradtotheBone

Ha ha. Romney’s got the dirt on Barry Soetoro. He can hardly keep it in. The media and their chosen candidate, Barry Soetoro, are going to freak out in the next week.

My guess is that the Sheriff has dug up all the dirt on Barry. The democRATS are in hot water. This might explain why as of late, Barry seems to care very little about what happens to the country. Its like a homeowner about the lose his house. He just doesnt care anymore.


17 posted on 08/24/2012 12:23:57 PM PDT by UglyinLA
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To: RexBeach
I'd call it an inside brush-back fast ball.
18 posted on 08/24/2012 12:24:02 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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To: BradtotheBone

The INSTANT knee-jerk reaction by both the Obama campaign AND the MSM to this little Romney joke (let’s remember, Obama’s joked about it, too) indicates that Mitt is DIRECTLY over the target.


19 posted on 08/24/2012 12:24:54 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: BradtotheBone

Democrats are so gay.


20 posted on 08/24/2012 12:25:13 PM PDT by pallis
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To: BradtotheBone

Hope Romney camp knows what they are doing here. It was a predictable response from Axlerod. Let’s see what Romney’s 2nd move is.


21 posted on 08/24/2012 12:25:22 PM PDT by jb729
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To: BradtotheBone

What a breath of fresh air it will be when Obama and his hot air (socialist bad breath) is shown the door in November.


22 posted on 08/24/2012 12:25:34 PM PDT by Belteshazzar (We are not justified by our works but by faith - De Jacob et vita beata 2 +Ambrose of Milan)
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To: BradtotheBone

Obama made some dog joke the other day. This is pretty funny. Trump supposedly has a really big surprise for the convention.


23 posted on 08/24/2012 12:25:47 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: funfan
I was a great line because it was a retort to the question over the tax returns and it was a birther tweak framed as a statement of fact. If asked about the BC, he has plausible disability because he is on record as saying he thinks Obie was born in the US. Pressies best be careful about pushing him on this because he has set himself up to pivot to all the other information Obie has kept hidden.
24 posted on 08/24/2012 12:26:05 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (ObamaCare is an assault on the unborn, infirmed and elderly. GOP, repeat this as necessary...)
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To: BradtotheBone
The Democrats know full well that it's they who are running a 'gutter ball' campaign intended to distract voters from Obama's dismal record and help him lie his way into a second term, which will be devastating for America.

Romney is doing just fine and frankly, with Obama's notoriously thin skin - this is what comes from living a life of free passes - he is very vulnerable to a little tweaking from the Romney campaign that could easily set him off and make him lose his oh-so carefully crafted image as the 'cool' guy. Let's hope that happens.

25 posted on 08/24/2012 12:27:01 PM PDT by Jim Scott (Obama must be defeated)
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To: BradtotheBone

I dont get the joke...

Willard has mocked and maligned us birthers all along and demanded that we leave Obama alone...

Willard has declared that he knows Obama was born in Hawaii....

Whats funny about his hypocritical utterance now ???

I think he is phony and pathetic...


26 posted on 08/24/2012 12:27:11 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

No, he threw it at Obama’s head.


27 posted on 08/24/2012 12:28:23 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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28 posted on 08/24/2012 12:28:50 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: BradtotheBone
Host Andrea Mitchell asked Psaki ...

Which one of those two was the Obama spokesperson?

29 posted on 08/24/2012 12:29:53 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: BradtotheBone

We should all take a lesson from Obommie and take the highroad...cough cough choke choke.


30 posted on 08/24/2012 12:29:53 PM PDT by Leep (I'm a Chic-Fil--A-merican)
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To: andy58-in-nh
I'm trying to figure out why this particular line, on this particular day, hit both the Obama campaign AND their MSM enablers like a freakin' hammer. Let's recall that Barry has not only joked in public about the birth certificate, his people even went so far as to have coffee mugs made up with the (fake) BC on them.

However today they do not appear to be in the mood for jocularity. Wonder why.

31 posted on 08/24/2012 12:30:23 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: BradtotheBone

Whoa! The next thing you know, Romney will be showing us his college transcripts - imagine how the Obots will scream about that being a low blow!


32 posted on 08/24/2012 12:31:49 PM PDT by Stosh
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To: BradtotheBone

Husband just received the bumper stickers he ordered:

VOTE FOR THE AMERICAN!


33 posted on 08/24/2012 12:32:37 PM PDT by Faith
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To: Tennessee Nana

Go vote for Obama and leave the rest of us alone.


34 posted on 08/24/2012 12:33:46 PM PDT by jb729
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To: pgkdan

The Emperor has very thin skin. It’s almost not even a challenge to get under his skin. Yawn.


35 posted on 08/24/2012 12:34:00 PM PDT by No Socialist
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To: BradtotheBone

Basically I see no outrage at the Republicans outside of conservative circles targeted against the RINO GOPe leadership faction, and the retarded far Left radicals, therefore the Democrats have to try to provoke that which doesn’t exist naturally. THAT is what I see in this article with what the Press Sec. Jen Psaki is attempting to do. She’s attempting to invoke, provoke, and promote dissention.

Creative ire if you will.


36 posted on 08/24/2012 12:34:58 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Do you know why Obama doesn’t make jokes about himself? Hmmmm?

Well, THAT would be racist!


37 posted on 08/24/2012 12:36:06 PM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: Tennessee Nana

I think he is phony and pathetic...


The sad part is he is an improvement over Obama. Of course, a dead guy would be an improvement over his O’liness.


38 posted on 08/24/2012 12:36:13 PM PDT by Leep (I'm a Chic-Fil--A-merican)
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To: onyx

Doncha just know the Mormon genealogists have been busy, busy bees working out O’s true bloodlines.

Bwahaaaaahaaaahaaaa

Not my choice, but this was a nice shot.


39 posted on 08/24/2012 12:36:32 PM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: JennysCool

On a wonderfully clear day with a perfectly functioning bomb sight. (Sigh) I guess I’m just going to have to send Mittens some more money.


40 posted on 08/24/2012 12:37:12 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: BradtotheBone
You don’t have to be a birther to hear that and go “Really?” That from the campaign who sent the Court Fool Vice President out to tell black folks the Republicans want to quote put y’all in chains unquote? Isn’t it ironic? Don’t you think?
41 posted on 08/24/2012 12:38:16 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: BradtotheBone

“Romney aides quickly looked to downplay the remark....”

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Typical GOP strategy — crawling back and apologize when criticized. What will they do when his religion is questioned?

Sheesh, and these guys want Romney to occupy the WH?


42 posted on 08/24/2012 12:38:16 PM PDT by 353FMG (The US Constitution is only as good as those who enforce it.)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Apart from the fact that his comment was not hypocritical, and had nothing to do with birthers, you have a point. Somewhere.


43 posted on 08/24/2012 12:39:30 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: jb729

No need to be rude. We need all the votes we can get!


44 posted on 08/24/2012 12:39:43 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than a Barack 0b0tt0my!)
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To: JennysCool

Obama himself brought up the BC the other day when he was slamming the SEALS. He said one of them was a birther even though there was evidence produced to the contrary. Really???


45 posted on 08/24/2012 12:39:46 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: BradtotheBone

Actually I think Obama would rather talk about his birth certificate than the economy.


46 posted on 08/24/2012 12:39:50 PM PDT by chuckee
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To: Tennessee Nana

I think “Willard” is just trying to jerk your chain Nana.


47 posted on 08/24/2012 12:41:17 PM PDT by bkepley
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To: BradtotheBone
love that gutter ball validity! Romney should also raise the obozo’s Connecticut issued SSN, his fake draft Card, challenge him to open his college records, question if obozo is truly an American citizen as he claims then how was he allowed to enter Pakistan when other American citizens were not allowed to enter........ there are a multitude of questions Romney could bring up that would put the obozo away.
48 posted on 08/24/2012 12:44:42 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: Ohioan
The Obamanists may be starting to panic over what the promised Donald Trump surprise is going to be at Tampa.

This could be a very interesting three or four days!

Oh my. I didn't understand the implications of that post until I read all the other replies. I'd forgotten all about Trump's little private grudge match with with the First Mulatto over the birth certificate thing. Interesting indeed!

49 posted on 08/24/2012 12:46:23 PM PDT by Kenton
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To: BradtotheBone
This is how Zer0 and his minions play to their moron base. Wait until the information from 2016: Obama's America makes it way through the American culture. If for Zer0, the truth in a joke is from the gutter, then the truth from a movie documentary will be from Hell. The DemonRATs don't like the truth. For them, 2 + 2 = 5. The truth and math are not their friends.
50 posted on 08/24/2012 12:47:08 PM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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